What Is the Largest Lake in Texas?

The largest lake in Texas is the man-made Toledo Bend Reservoir, which is situated on the border of Louisiana and Texas. It is located within the borders of two Louisiana parishes and four counties within Texas. The lake itself has slightly more than 185,000 acres of surface area, with a water volume of approximately 4,477,000 acre-feet.

As the largest lake in Texas, the Toledo Bend reservoir consists of more than 1,200 hundred miles of shoreline and is a popular tourist attraction that brings thousands of people who hunt, fish, hike and go boating every year. The lake also has a large dam that provides electricity to residents in Texas.